CROATIAN ECONOMY

The focus of the Institute of Economics, Zagreb toward particular topics within the economic sciences naturally manifests itself even in the research Institute's researchers conduct in relation to the Croatian economy. Apart from carrying out general and comparative studies within the framework of these topics, our researchers also engage in applied research, more specifically, in research dealing with specific characteristics and problems concerning the Croatian economy.

In other words, scientific research and the professional work of the Institute covers topics related to the Croatian financial system, cross-border capital, commodity, service, and people flows, and Croatian macroeconomic, institutional and sectoral particularities. The Institute of Economics, Zagreb harbors a long tradition of research related to the Croatian labor market, pensions and aging, inequalities and social politics. In addition, and apart from the economic topics dealing with national issues, research conducted at the Institute is also focused on problems concerning the Croatian local and regional development, tourist activity, and the relationship between the economy and environment. Our researchers are actively engaged in examining the activities relating to innovations and development in Croatia, health economics, and consumer behavior and preferences.

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WOS PAPERS (CC)

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  1. Bidding against the odds? The impact evaluation of grants for young micro and small firms during the recession Srhoj, Stjepan, Bruno Škrinjarić and Sonja Radas, 2019, Small Business Economics, paper published online June 11 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00200-6
  2. Export Competitiveness of the Croatian Food Industry Buturac, Goran, Željko Lovrinčević and Davor Mikulić, 2018, Argumenta Oeconomica, 41(2), pp. 135-155.
  3. Sectoral linkages of taxes: An input-output analysis of the Croatian economy Hodžić, Sabina, Damira Keček and Davor Mikulić, 2018, Ekonomický Časopis, 66(6), pp. 598–620 
  4. Regional competitiveness in the context of “New industrial policy” – the case of Croatia Bačić, Katarina and Zoran Aralica, 2017, Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci: časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu, 35 (2), pp. 551–582.
  5. International competitiveness and restructuring of the Croatian food industry Buturac, Goran, Željko Lovrinčević and Davor Mikulić, 2017, Acta Oeconomica, 67 (3), pp. 435–462.
  6. Transport infrastructure construction in Croatia: an analysis of public-private partnerships Grubišić Šeba, Mihaela, 2015, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 15 (3), pp. 327–360. 
  7. Assessment of drug-related public expenditures in Croatia Jurlina Alibegović, Dubravka and Sunčana Slijepčević, 2015, Društvena istraživanja: časopis za opća društvena pitanja, 24 (1), pp. 1─20.
  8. Does international trade cause regional growth differentials in Croatia? Mikulić, Davor and Andrea Galić Nagyszombaty, 2015, Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci: časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu, 33 (1), pp. 81─102. 
  9. Export competitiveness of Croatian textile industry ─ CMS analysis and importance for economy Buturac, Goran, Željko Lovrinčević and Davor Mikulić, 2014, Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon, 24 (2), pp. 158─168.
  10. A new cluster-based financial vulnerability indicator and its application to household stress testing in Croatia Nestić, Danijel and Ivana Herceg, 2014, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 50 (5), pp. 60–77.
  11. The recent health reform in Croatia: true reforms or just a fundraising exercise? Švaljek, Sandra, 2014, Health Policy, 115 (1), pp. 36─43. 
  12. Real estate boom and export performance bust in Croatia Tkalec, Marina and Maruška Vizek, 2014, Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci: časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu, 32 (1), pp. 11─34.
  13. Regional matching (in)efficiency on the Croatian labour market Tomić, Iva, 2014, Acta Oeconomica, 64 (3), pp. 287─312. 
  14. Matching, adverse selection and labour market flows in a (post)transition setting: the case of Croatia Tomić, Iva and Polona Domadenik, 2012, Post-Communist Economies, 24 (1), pp. 39─72. 
  15. Equity investment strategies: the case of Croatia Barbić, Tajana and Iva Čondić-Jurkić, 2010, Ekonomska istraživanja (Economic Research), 23 (4), pp. 63─77. 
  16. The economic effects of Croatia's accession to the European Union Lejour, Arjan, Andrea Mervar and Gerard Verweij, 2009, Eastern European Economics, 47 (6), pp. 60─83. 
  17. Modeling Inflation in Croatia Vizek, Maruška and Tanja Broz, 2009, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 45 (6), pp. 87─98.

Other papers

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  1. Methodology for decomposition of gross domestic product to the components of final demand and application for croatian economy Mikulić, Davor, 2019, Ekonomski pregled, 70(3), pp. 451-476.
  2. Does longterm growth of croatian economy depend on demography or productivity after all? Lovrinčević, Željko, 2019, Ekonomski pregled, 70(3), pp. 380-410.
  3. The basics of input-output analysis with application to Croatian economy Mikulić, Davor, 2018. Zagreb : The institute of economics, Zagreb.
  4. The Competitiveness Clusters in Croatia Anić, Ivan-Damir, Katarina Bačić and Zoran Aralica, 2018,  Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 69(5), pp. 571-593.
  5. Perspective on development of food and beverage industry in the international environment : the case of Croatia Buturac, Goran, 2018, Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 69(2), pp. 131-162.
  6. Structural characteristics of manufacturing industry in Croatia Prester, Jasna and Ivana Rašić Bakarić, 2017, Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 68(4), pp. 341-383.
  7. Analysis of unemployment-inflation nexus in times of crisis : the case of Croatia Recher, Vedran, Marina Matošec and Petra Palić, 2017, Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 68(1), pp. 32-58.
  8. The state and the economy : where is Croatia? Buturac, Goran, 2015, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 65(5), pp. 513-540.
  9. Demographic profile and purchasing outcomes of fashion conscious consumers in Croatia Anić, Ivan-Damir and Mirela Mihić, 2015, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 66 (2), pp. 103─118. 
  10. Access to finance in Croatia – Are innovative firms in a disadvantaged position? Botrić, Valerija and Ljiljana Božić, 2015, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 66 (5), pp. 431─454. 
  11. Relative labour market outcomes of immigrants in Croatia Botrić, Valerija, 2015, Economics & Sociology, 8 (3), pp. 197─214.
  12. Export of Croatian food industry and effects on economy: the case of Croatia Buturac, Goran and Maruška Vizek, 2015, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 66 (3), pp. 203─230. 
  13. Proposed planning areas of Croatia in terms of regional policy Kordej-De Villa, Željka and Dane Pejnović, 2015, Hrvatski geografski glasnik, 77 (1), pp. 47─69. 
  14. Analysis of the difference in wages between the public sector, state-owned enterprises and the private sector in Croatia in the period 2000 ─ 2012 Nestić, Danijel, Ivica Rubil and Iva Tomić, 2015, Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika, 24 (136), pp. 7─51.
  15. Croatian textile industry in European Union ─ Competitiveness and importance for economy Buturac, Goran, Željko Lovrinčević and Davor Mikulić, 2014, Tekstil, 63 (3─4), pp. 113─125.
  16. No island is an island: participatory development planning on the Croatian islands Starc, Nenad and Paul Stubbs, 2014, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 9 (2), pp. 158─176.
  17. Macroeconomic imbalances in croatian economy: duality between financial and real sector Krnić, Branko and Dubravko Radošević, 2014, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 65(2), pp. 3-34.
  18. Mind the gap: citizens' and companies' views of business culture in Croatia Budak, Jelena, Edo Rajh and Paul Stubbs, 2013, Croatian Economic Survey, 15 (1), pp. 89─114. 
  19. The costs of corporate securities' issuers in the Croatian capital market Grubišić Šeba, Mihaela, 2013, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 64 (3), pp. 213─240.
  20. Do Croatian highways have to be given in a concession? Grubišić Šeba, Mihaela, 2013, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 64 (6), pp. 630─660. 
  21. Exploring relationships among internationalization, choice for research and development approach and technology source and resulting innovation intensity: case of a transition country Croatia Dabić, Marina, Tugrul U. Daim, Zoran Aralica and A. Elvan Bayraktaroglu, 2012, Journal of High Technology Management Research, 23, pp. 15─25. 
  22. Factors driving bribe payments: survey evidence from Croatia Goel, Rajeev K., Jelena Budak and Edo Rajh, 2012, Transition Review Studies, 19, pp. 13─22. 
  23. Capital account management in Croatia and debt crisis in European monetary union: a reappraisal Radošević, Dubravko, 2012, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 63(3-4), pp. 127-161.
  24. Purchasing power parity in a transition country: the case of Croatia Tkalec, Marina and Maruška Vizek, 2011, Comparative Economic Studies, 53, pp. 223–238. 
  25. Performance indicators and management of the local development: experience of the Reconstruction and Development Fund of the Town of Vukovar Jurlina Alibegović, Dubravka and Ljiljana Blažević, 2010, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 61 (11), pp. 631─335. 
  26. The gender wage gap in Croatia – Estimating the impact of differing rewards by means of counterfactual distributions Nestić, Danijel, 2010, Croatian Economic Survey, 12 (1), pp. 83─119.
  27. The role of councillors in urban management and development in Croatia Alibegović, Dubravka Jurlina and Sunčana Slijepčević, 2010, Croatian and comparative public administration, 10(2), pp. 399-426.
  28. Capital account liberalization strategy of Croatia Radošević, Dubravko, 2010, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 61 (12), pp. 725-768.
  29. Firm's characteristics, strategic factors and firm's performance in the Croatian manufacturing industry Anić, Ivan-Damir, Edo Rajh and Ivan Teodorović, 2009, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 60 (9─10), pp. 413─431. 
  30. Cyclically adjusted budget balance: the case of Croatia Švaljek, Sandra, Maruška Vizek and Andrea Mervar, 2009, Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika, 19 (120), pp. 49─81. 
  31. Asymmetric information in health insurance: some preliminary evidence from the Croatian state-administered supplemental plan Vukina, Tomislav and Danijel Nestić, 2008, Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika, 18 (115), pp. 25─47. 
  32. Corruption in Croatia: Perceptions Rise, Problems Remain Budak, Jelena, 2007, Croatian Economic Survey, 9, pp. 35-68.

Projects

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  1. Too much of a good thing? The effects of tourism on the housing market in Croatia – TOURCRO, 2020 – 2024 Commissioned by: Croatian Science Foundation
    Project manager: Maruška Vizek
  2. An Overview of the Real Estate Market in the Republic of Croatia – 2019, 2020 Commissioned by: Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
    Project manager: Ivana Rašić
  3. Why is Croatian macroeconomic convergence towards the EU missing?, 2019–2022 Commissioned by: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
    Project manager: Željko Lovrinčević
  4. Analysis of indirect benefits of energy efficient retrofit of buildings, 2019 Commissioned by: Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
    Project manager: Davor Mikulić
  5. Construction sector analysis, 2019 Commissioned by: Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
    Project manager: Tajana Barbić
  6. An Overview of the Real Estate Market in the Republic of Croatia - 2018 Commissioned by: Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
    Project manager: Ivana Rašić
  7. Definition of methodology for mass valuation of property in Croatia (MMPEIZ), 2017–2018 Commissioned by: Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
    Project manager: Tajana Barbić
  8. Identification of competitive and collaborative advantages and development potentials of the Town of Vukovar, 2018 Commissioned by: Fund for Reconstruction and Development of the Town of Vukovar
    Project managers: Marijana Sumpor, Irena Đokić
  9. Pension system adequacy and deductibles within personal income tax in Croatia (PenAdeq), 2018 Commissioned by: The World Bank
    Project manager: Danijel Nestić
  10. Making of publication "Real Estate Market in the Republic of Croatia"– NEKRET, 2017–2018 Commissioned by: Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
    Project manager: Ivan Žilić
  11. Impact assessment of promoting the development of entrepreneurial zones in the Republic of Croatia through the ministry responsible for entrepreneurial infrastructure on economic results in local self-government units - Entrepreneurial zones, 2018 Commissioned by: The Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts
    Project manager: Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović
  12. Recommendations for the development of cooperative economy in the Republic of Croatia, 2018 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Republic of Croatia
    Project manager: Tanja Broz
  13. Evaluation of the Council recommendation on the integration of long-term unemployed into the labor market – study report: Croatia (LTU), 2018 Commissioned by: The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
    Project manager: Valerija Botrić
  14. The effects of the large-scale traineeship reform on labour market outcomes of youth population in Croatia – SOR, (Tvoj Grant@EIZ), 2018 Commissioned by: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb (Tvoj Grant@EIZ)
    Project manager: Iva Tomić
  15. Impact evaluation of grants for young firms during the recession – GRANT IMPACT, (Tvoj Grant@EIZ), 2018 Commissioned by: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb (Tvoj Grant@EIZ)
    Project manager: Bruno Škrinjarić
  16. Determining the economically justified compensation for the right of path for the telecommunications infrastructure, 2017–2018 Commissioned by: Croatian Telecom Inc.
    Project manager: Maruška Vizek
  17. Analysis of financial management of television broadcasters at the local level in Croatia in 2014 and 2015, 2017 Commissioned by: Agency for Electronic Media
    Project manager: Tajana Barbić
  18. Sources of export growth and industrial development: empirical evidence from Croatia, 2017 (Tvoj grant@EIZ) Commissioned by: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
    Project manager: Goran Buturac
  19. Analysis of the impact of increased excise taxes, introduction of minimum prices and restrictions on advertising beer on the brewing industry in Croatia, 2017 Commissioned by: Brewers Association / Heineken Croatia
    Project manager: Marina Tkalec
  20. Analysis of market forces and the productivity of companies in Croatia, 2017 Commissioned by: EIZ Club
    Project manager: Bruno Škrinjarić
  21. The distributional impact of fiscal policy in Croatia, 2016–2017 Commissioned by: World Bank
    Project manager: Ivica Rubil
  22. Extended model of online PRIvacy CONcern (PRICON), 2014–2019 Commissioned by: Croatian Science Foundation
    Project manager: Jelena Budak
  23. Basic premise for elaboration of Development strategy of Zagreb urban agglomeration – Economic aspects (SUAZ), 2016 Commissioned by: City of Zagreb – Office for Strategic Planning and Development of the City of Zagreb (Office)
    Project manager: Irena Đokić
  24. Economic atlas of HT Group – HT-ATLAS, 2016 Commissioned by: Croatian Telecom Inc.
    Project manager: Maruška Vizek
  25. Projections of the future needs of the labour market (PROLAB), 2015–2016 Commissioned by: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
    Project manager: Marina Tkalec
  26. The impact of the recession on the structure and flow of youth unemployment in Croatia (ZAMAH), 2015–2016 Commissioned by: European Social Fund
    Project manager: Iva Tomić
  27. Creating a profile of the sectors for the Croatian Qualifications Framework (XSEK), 2015–2016 Commissioned by: Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split
    Project manager: Ivan Žilić
  28. The socioeconomic cost-benefit analysis in the fiscal incentives model for sustainable business and the development of export labor-intensive services in the processing industry of the Republic of Croatia, 2015 Commissioned by: Agency for Investment and Competitiveness – Textile, Leather Goods and Footwear Industry
    Project manager: Željko Lovrinčević
  29. Creating a profile of the sectors for the Croatian Qualifications Framework (PROSEK), 2015 Commissioned by: Ministry of Labour and Pension System
    Project manager: Danijel Nestić
  30. Minimum wage effects on employment, productivity and living standards in Croatia (MinPlaca), 2015 Commissioned by: Ministry of Labour and Pension System
    Project manager: Danijel Nestić
  31. Peer Review on “Targeting NEETs – key ingredients for successful partnerships in improving labour market participation”, 2015 Commissioned by: ICF Consulting Services Ltd (ICF) (contracted by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission to undertake “Support Services for Mutual Learning within the European Employment Strategy”)
    Project manager: Iva Tomić
  32. Mapping of the Creative and Cultural Industries in the Republic of Croatia, 2014–2015 Commissioned by: Croatian Cluster in Creative and Cultural Industries
    Project manager: Ivana Rašić Bakarić
  33. Links between zombie lending, productivity and employment, 2014–2015 Commissioned by: Global Development Network (GDN) and The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI)
    Project manager: Tanja Broz
  34. Strategic study on labour mobility – Croatia, 2014 Commissioned by: The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)
    Project manager: Valerija Botrić
  35. The macroeconomic analysis of export competitiveness of the food industry of the Republic of Croatia, 2014 Commissioned by: EIZ Club
    Project manager: Goran Buturac
  36. Design of supply and use tables in accordance with CPA 2008 and NCA 2007 for 2010, 2014 Commissioned by: Croatian Bureau of Statistics
    Project manager: Davor Mikulić
  37. Analysis of the difference in wages between the private sector, state-owned enterprises and the public sector, 2014 Commissioned by: Ministry of Labour and Pension System
    Project manager: Danijel Nestić
  38. Productivity analysis in Croatia: An assessment using firm level data (PACR), 2014 Commissioned by: World Bank
    Project manager: Sonja Radas
  39. Economic and social assessment for the Croatian Marine and Coastal Strategy (ESA), 2013 Commissioned by: Priority Action Programme / Regionial Activity Centre, Split
    Project manager:  Nenad Starc
  40. Survey on corruption and crime affecting the business sector in Croatia, 2012–2013 Commissioned by: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    Project manager: Jelena Budak
  41. The survey of public expenditures and the establishment of performance indicators in the area of drug abuse combating in the Republic of Croatia – The feasibility study of scientific-research project, 2012 Commissioned by: The Government of the Republic of Croatia ─ Office for Combating Narcotic Drug Abuse of the Republic of Croatia
    Project manager: Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović
  42. The impact of the financial crisis on household financial vulnerability in Croatia, 2011–2012 Commissioned by: Global Development Network (GDN) and The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)
    Project manager: Danijel Nestić
  43. Development programme for the City of Benkovac 2012–2016 (PUR Benkovac), 2011–2012 Commissioned by: The City of Benkovac
    Project manager: Nenad Starc
  44. Evaluation of tax incentives aimed at stimulating R&D projects in the business sector, 2011 Commissioned by: World Bank
    Project manager: Sandra Švaljek
  45. Development of crafts in Croatia ─ Policy guidelines for 2011–2012, 2010 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship (Crafts Directorate)
    Project manager: Jelena Budak
  46. Background paper for efficient decentralisation in Croatia, 2010 Commissioned by: Croatian County Association
    Project manager: Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović
  47. Analysis of the development and current state of the crafts in the Republic of Croatia, with the guidelines for the preparation of development strategy, 2010 Commissioned by: Croatian Chamber of Crafts
    Project manager: Sandra Švaljek
  48. Development of the Croatian manufacturing industry by 2013 ─ Strategic determinants and competitiveness, 2009 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Croatia
    Project manager: Željko Lovrinčević
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